Sonny Liston 'Life Story'
2020 Sep 1636m 15s
Today's episode is about a former Heavyweight World champion who's early years were hard bitten, hungry and violent as he was beaten up by his father, most of time for no reason and was neglected by his mother. He's life was a very unique one, he had ties to the mafia and was constantly knocking heads with the law. The life of Liston consisted of discrimination, hurt and sadness as when ever something good happend to him, he was knocked down, for example when he beat Floyd Patterson to win the World title, no one was there to give him a homecoming when he got of the plane because of his demeanor, intimidating looks and past full of crime, he felt like he was never accepted by the fans, However, it got worse when Sonny Liston was found dead in his bedroom in Las Vegas pretty decomposed in one of the biggest mysteries in Boxing as there where so many theories that lead to his death, for example, a loansharking ring, heroin overdose, murdered by drug dealers and the police covered it up etc.